A few months ago, I hauled quite a lot of beauty products which included a total of five sheet mask singles hence the title. Today, I am back to give you my mini reviews of them. I was going to call them first impressions but to be honest, I think my opinions will be a little too descriptive to call it that. Also, in my experience, I have never had a differing opinion from the first, when I tried the same sheet mask again.
If in the future, I come across more K-beauty sheet mask singles, then I will make this into a reoccurring series. 🙂
Let’s begin, shall we?
TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Masks in ‘Rice’:
This is technically not my first time trying out Tonymoly masks, but it is my first time trying one from the I’m Real line. The fit for me was generally good as are the hole placements; however, the area between the nose and lips is too wide therefore covering up most of my upper-lip! There are slits too that are designed deep enough to allow shaping around the face which I liked.
The scent is clean, with a fresh, citrusy undertone which I am not mad about – I love citrusy scents! The main problem is that I felt it dried up quite quick before the half-hour mark. (Or perhaps it wasn’t juicy enough?) I did however somewhat enjoy the experience as it was cooling on the skin. After masking, my face was left slightly sticky from the serum, but not tacky. Skin felt moderately nicer in the morning so for me, it’s quite standard. Rating: 3/5
(Fit is as described above)
This was the first out of the 5 that I tried out. Again, I felt that it dried up quite quickly (so it seems that it’s not a fluke*). It is necessary to state that the packaging recommends a masking time of 20-30 minutes, and I can tell you that the mask is not wet enough for a full half-hour treatment. I was a bit disappointed by this since I prefer a juicier mask, although please note, not a dripping one! 😛
Overall, I actually felt that the mask wasn’t moisturising enough nor were there any lasting effects into the next morning. It’s a shame because the cotton is of very good quality. You might even be wondering if there is a funky broccoli/green smell to this and I can report back that it’s a very mild, almost-floral scent. Rating: 2/5
*The sheet masks drying up quickly may not apply to the whole range – just a few. I have yet to try more from this line!
Nature Republic Real Nature Sheet Masks in ‘Royal Jelly’:
First impression out from the packet is that it’s ridiculously wide and that there is no way a person can have such a wide/large facial area. I don’t consider myself to have a small/slim face so I think it will throw a lot of people in that category off. I can imagine that the size would be too big for most women so as far as sizes go, the sheet mask fit is not universally appealing. With my face size (average?), once I lay it on and shape it around my face, it’s honestly not that bad (on me). Sure, it’s certainly the widest mask I’ve encountered, but it really reaches those areas that sheet masks don’t normally reach (jawline/under the chin and the far-sides of the face). Once I shape and fold the mask, it stays-put on my face rather well so that’s definitely a plus.
Out of the 5, I enjoyed this mask the most that I think it may be my favourite. I would say it’s more suitable for drier skin types but as someone with combo/oily skin, I feel that I can get away with using this in the winter. It has a light honey scent that is completely inoffensive – not overly sweet or horribly artificial, just lovely. It felt hydrating the entire time (half hour) and the next day I noticed just how smooth and back-to-life my skin was! Rating: 4/5
in ‘Shea Butter’:
(Fit is as described above)
Contrary to Royal Jelly, I didn’t enjoy this one as much. It has a clean scent – it smells like shower cream/soap. Actually, the more that I think about it, it reminds me of the Nivea shower creams and the Dove soap bars. 😝 I find it pleasant to smell and inoffensive.
The serum is milkier in consistency and colour but I did not find that it was more hydrating or that there was any ‘wow’ factor. Instead, I thought it was a pretty standard face mask. I did not feel there were any effects that lasted until the next day – at least nothing that I can notice by eye. Rating: 3/5
Out of the bunch, I was most looking forward to trying this one however the experience was quite the opposite – I really hated it. This has never happened before with a sheet mask. Just thinking about it now leads me to re-live the experience in my head and already, I am hating (and cursing) again.
Where do I begin?
Essentially, it is the perfume scent above everything else that threw me off. Am not sure I even had the mask on for 10 minutes – it was that bad. For that reason, I cannot comment on whether or not it had any skincare benefits on my skin; though to be honest, I wouldn’t care because the scent alone is a big deal-breaker. However, I still feel obliged to explain my experience.
Initially, when I smelt it from the packet, I thought it smelt quite nice but as soon as I put it on – completely different story. Immediately, I could almost feel the scent go up my nose and not lightly either. I couldn’t tell you if it smelt of propolis or what it even smelt like but just imagine a scent disrupted by a lot of fumes. It was existent the entire time that I was masking. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I had the biggest headache of my life. (I am actually not exaggerating or joking.) Please avoid this product. Rating: 0/5
Edit: I just realised (since I have kept all the sachets for an upcoming Empties post), that this mask was already about 2 months expired when I came to use it. Oops!! 😨😑😳
Hope you enjoyed this post! It was a very mixed bag but at least I can say I tried them – for sure, I will not be returning to that Mizon mask! 😂 What are some of your favourite sheet masks?
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